Power of Three Helping You Succeed
When you join organized dentistry, you become a member of three remarkable organizations — the American Dental Association (ADA), the Florida Dental Association (FDA) and your local dental association.
Founded in 1884 by 12 dentists, the FDA is a professional membership organization with over 6,500 members. Florida is its own district — the 17th Trustee District — in the ADA governing structure. The FDA also has its own representatives on the ADA’s Board of Trustees, councils and committees.
Florida has six regional dental associations that represent the interests and activities of dentists in those areas. Each regional association elects its own officers and conducts local meetings. These associations are comprised of affiliate (local) societies that have separate membership policies and programs, but typically work in conjunction with their regional societies.
The Power of Three initiative underscores the mission of the ADA, the FDA and its component dental associations to help all members succeed by delivering programs, services and advocacy for members while working collaboratively to maximize value and service, regardless of where the experience occurs for a member.